Before and After Bathroom Updates From Rate My Space

Four DIYers transformed ordinary bathrooms into extraordinary spa-like retreats.
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Before: Builder-Basic Bath

This bathroom is neat, organized and perfectly functional, but the run-of-the mill fixtures and finishes aren't what the homeowners have in mind. Sent in by Rate My Space contributor InspiredGuys.

After: Chic and Contemporary

Rate My Space contributor InspiredGuys completely gutted their standard-size bathroom to better suit their modern style. They took advantage of the high 14-foot ceiling by running the tile all the way up and installing four-inch recessed lighting. The vanity, sink and waterfall faucet were purchased online, and the oversize mirror was cut locally to fit the exact space.

Before: Blah Master Bath

Rate My Space contributor 9605112 is lucky to have such a large master bath, but the stock vanity and countertop are nothing special.

After: Handy Hubby

Rate My Space contributor 9605112 can thank her handy husband for this chic, contemporary remodel. She acted as the designer, and her husband skillfully made her ideas reality. With heated floors, mosaic tile, wall-mounted faucets and a strategically placed flat-screen TV, this bath is far from bland now.

Before: Cramped and Unclean

This shower doesn't look like a very appealing place to get clean: the moldy walls and dirty glass enclosure are the opposite of hygienic. Rate My Space contributor cprestonoc has a lot of work to do to turn this into a spa.

After: Sparkling Spa

Beautiful, clean and spacious, this bathroom is dramatically transformed from the room's previously shabby state. A spacious multi-person shower with elegant marble tile, frameless glass doors and a ceiling-mounted rainfall shower head turns bathtime into relaxing "me" time.

Before: Bare-Bones Bathroom

No toilet, no sink, not a single luxury: there really isn't much to salvage in this Victorian bathroom. Rate My Space contributor oldhousemama has a real job ahead of her to rehab this demolished space.

After: Polished to Perfection

Rate My Space contributor oldhousemama and her husband spent five years reconstructing their Queen Anne-style home. They found an expert to restore the original 100-year-old tub and added period details like honeycomb floor tile and wide Victorian-era door casings.

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